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Chinese Zodiac Animal Profiles - Year of the Tiger

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Chinese Zodiac Animal Profiles - Year of the Tiger

Paper tiger decoration for Chinese New Year.

© 2010 Sara Naumann, licensed to About.com.

Birth Years*:

1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

*For the sake of simplicity, I have noted the years per the Gregorian calendar. However, since we're talking about the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the New Year can be any time between January and February. If your birthday falls in these months, and you're not sure where you land, use this website to find your zodiac sign.

Characteristics:

  • Short-tempered
  • Suspicious
  • Adventurous
  • Sensitive
  • Emotional
  • Risk-taking

Compatible With:

Horses, Dogs

Avoid:

Monkeys

Good Career Choices:

  • Boss
  • Explorer
  • Race-car driver

Famous Tigers:

Sun Yat Sen, Queen Elizabeth II, Emily Dickinson, Isadora Duncan, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Marilyn Monroe, Marco Polo, Beatrix Potter, Karl Marx, Ludwig van Beethoven

Interesting Fact about Tiger Depictions:

You'll see a Chinese character stylized on any depiction of the Tiger's forehead. Find out what it is and why.

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